Connecting to SMCM-Guest

St. Mary's College provides open wireless access in the students residences through SMCM-Guest. The network services that are offered as part of SMCM-Guest include, but are not limited to, access to the Internet, Blackboard, Portal, and SMCM email.  Other people may be able to see information you send over this network so this network should only be used when the option to connect to ResNet Secured Wireless is not available to you .

Wireless routers and wireless printers are not allowed in residence halls because they interfere with the college wireless network. If you have a wireless printer, you must disable the wireless radio and use the printer with a wired connection.

  • Turn off the wireless radio on most HP printers by going to Setup > Network > Wireless Radio On/Off.
  • Turn off the wireless radio on an HP d110 printer by pressing the blue wireless button on the front of the printer
  • Turn off the wireless on an HP Photosmart C4780 by pressing the Scan button and selecting Wireless Settings, then turning off the wireless radio.
  • Turn off the wireless radio on an Epson printer by going to Setup > WiFi/Network Settings > WiFi Setup > WiFi Setup Wizard > Disable WiFi.

Students will need an 802.11.b/g/n, or 802.11.a/n Wireless Network Card (NIC) in order to use SMCM-Guest. These items may be purchased at any store selling computer items, or at the SMCM Campus Store. Depending on the brand and model device you have, wireless connectivity may be built in. This article explains how to connect to SMCM-Guest.

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Open Network Connections.
  3. Right click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Wireless Connections tab.
  5. Click Add under Preferred networks.
  6. In the Network Name (SSID) box, type smcm-guest.
  7. Make sure the drop down menu next to Network Authentication is set to Open, and the menu next to Data Encryption is Disabled.
  8. Click OK.
  1. Click Start, and select Connect To from the menu on the right to display the Connect to a network dialog box.
  2. Select Setup a connection or network.
  3. On the Choose a connection option page, select Manually connect to a wireless network, then click Next.
  4. In the Network Name box, type smcm-guest.
  5. Make sure the dropdown menu next to Network Authentication is set to Open and the menu next to Encryption displays Disabled.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the next screen click on Connect to.
  8. Click Cancel to close.
  1. Right click the connection icon at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Select Set up a new connection or network.
  4. On the Choose a connection option page, select Manually connect to a wireless network, then click Next.
  5. In the Network Name box, type smcm-guest.
  6. Make sure the dropdown menu next to Security type is set to No authentication (Open) and the menu next to Encryption is grayed out.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the next screen click on Connect to.
  9. Click Cancel to close.
  1. From the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen, select Location, then Networking.
  2. Set Show to AirPort.
  3. Set Configure to Use DHCP Server.
  4. Select Show Airport Status in Menu Bar.
  5. Select the AirPort icon in the top right of the menu bar and select Other... if you don't see smcm-guest listed. If you see smcm-guest in that menu, select it, and you will connect to it.
  6. If you selected Other..., enter smcm-guest into the SSID (Network Name) field.
  7. If the option presents itself, select None for Wireless Encryption.
  8. Click Ok.
  9. Select Add this to approved Networks if prompted.
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